I walk alongside people and teams as a psychotherapist, supervisor, educator and mentor. My approach is collaborative and pragmatic, and appreciates the political, social, cultural and environmental contexts of people’s lives.
People consult with me about wide-ranging concerns - for example:
• sustaining wellbeing and resilience through challenging times
• healing from trauma
• recovering from burnout and vicarious trauma
• engaging in redress for institutional abuse
• facing climate breakdown and environmental destruction
I offer teams, organisations and community groups skill building in trauma-informed practice, debriefing and wellbeing support - for example:
• Aboriginal services
• staff in social services
• health professionals
• advocacy groups
• organisations implementing redress programs for institutional abuse
Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Somatic Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed
I tailor my services to the specific circumstances, preferences and hopes of each person and organisation, drawing upon a diverse skillset.
You can find out more about my approach and ethic of practice from these interviews:
'Shifting the Lens on Psychology 2: Colonialism and Practice' - an interview with Megan Williams, Head of Girra Maa Indigenous Health Discipline at the University of Technology Sydney
'Transforming personal and planetary trauma' - an interview with Nicole Gruel, transformational coach
I am a perpetual student with several qualifications and also regularly attend professional trainings to keep up to date and expand expertise. Due to the diversity of contexts in which I work I consult with several supervisors including cultural and clinical guidance from Aboriginal mentors.
I teach and present in diverse contexts, e.g. working with survivors of complex trauma, trauma-informed clinical skills, sustaining wellbeing and resilience, psychology of climate breakdown.
I have held service delivery, management and board roles across health, government, education, community, legal and professional services organisations. Please see my LinkedIn profile for further details: www.linkedin.com/in/merleconyer
I walk alongside people and teams as a psychotherapist, supervisor, educator and mentor.
My approach is collaborative and pragmatic, and appreciates the political, social, cultural and environmental contexts of people’s lives. ...